It is More Blessed to Give than to Receive...
All gifts given to Christ Church are used to operate the church and to facilitate ministries in the congregation, in the community, and around the world. Faithful stewardship is a way of life that requires giving back the time, talent, and treasure that God has given us.
HAVE YOU TAKEN YOUR REQUIRED MINIMUM DISTRIBUTION FOR 2019?
If you are 70-and-a-half or older, you can make a contribution to Christ Episcopal Church directly from your Traditional IRA simply by instructing the plan administrator to make the transfer directly to the church as a Qualified Charitable Distribution (QCD). You are allowed to transfer up to $100,000 a year to the charities of your choice. Your contribution can be made any time during 2019 to apply against the RMD. Your gift will be transferred directly to the church, will not be reported as taxable income and will count toward your minimum distribution requirements for 2019. And, most important, your generous support will help further Christ Episcopal Church’s mission, “To know Christ and to make Christ known.” For further information, please contact Sheila McGinn, Parish Administrator at 866-5133, or firstname.lastname@example.org, or Tom Mangan, Church Treasurer, at 209-1543 or email@example.com.
THE GIVING CAMPAIGN
The Giving Campaign is proud to present the following video on why our members believe pledging is important, why they love Christ Church, and how we are fulfilling our mission "To know Christ and to make Christ known."
Donating online is both simple and secure using our easyTithe portal. From this portal, you can make a one-time donation, or create an account to set up a recurring donation. For questions on how you can give, please contact our Parish Administrator, Sheila McGinn, at 866-5133 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Let's start by talking about what pledging is not. Pledging is not a commitment that must be followed or we will report you to a collection agency. It is an estimate to the best of your ability of the amount of money that you think you can give to the church. We want people to give from their hearts to Christ Church.
We cannot do our work within the community and the world without the financial support needed to operate the church. We need your generous contributions to reach out with our many ministries to meet the needs of our congregation and the community around us. No pledge is too small.
WHERE DOES THE MONEY GO?
Christ Church is engaged in over 40 programs designed to make a difference in the lives of so many in the community. All of this requires financial support. The “routine” expenses of maintaining the physical church are always present. We provide the dedicated staff with fair compensation and benefits packages. Our budget supports the excellent music and worship programs and Christian education for all—especially children and youth. We also support critical outreach programs, both locally and internationally.
Each year, the vestry of Christ Episcopal Church plans the budget and evaluates each expense in light of the Church's vision to "grow as a thriving community in the heart of Springfield, recognized for ministry to our congregation, community, and world."